What’s been happening in Mexico?
The students have had an incredibly busy couple of terms. We have had a couple a fantastic book’s to read; both old and new: David Walliams – the World’s Worst Children and a Shakespeare classic the Tempest.
In art, students have learnt about collage and sculpture. They made their own models of exotic fish. Students also had an opportunity to visit the Blue Reef Aquarium to see the fish at close quarters.
The students have been perfecting their cookery skills by practising their’ rubbing in’ and chopping skills which resulted in a tasty array of dishes.
They rose to the challenge of sports day and the Kent Challenger Cup, where they competed in a range of sporting activities and challenges with a focus on team work and individual pursuits. Raising funds for a charity, close to us all – Race for Life, an event which brought the whole school together to run, jog or in some cases walk.
Sports day was a resounding success with Mexico class joining the rest of KS3 in events that tested their sporting prowess over a range of activities culminating with a relay where the class ‘did us proud!’
The achievements awards were well attended and recognised the personal development and skills of the students. Mexico class won awards for a range of subjects alongside the class student of the year awarded to Kieran.
All the students participated in the production of Joseph resulting in an excellent performance enjoyed by all that attended; even though some were feeling a little worried before the show.
World Book Day; the students had a fabulous day, it gave them an opportunity to mingle with peers within the zone. It was a great opportunity to share favourite books and stories within their classes alongside their peers and adults. The staff were just as enthusiastic and dressed up to join in the fun.
There were a great range of characters chosen by the students from George out of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine to the Fantastic Mr Fox as well as an array of comic book superheroes.
It is with regret and also a sense of pride that Mexico class say goodbye to our year 9 students as they embark on the next chapter of learning. We will miss you all Antonia, Asma, Larry and Cameron. I hope everybody has a fantastic summer and comes back fresh and I look forward to seeing you all in September.